The ASWCC Bylaws are being amended. Please use the link to the right to review the proposed changes. Attention : Students may appeal the proposed changes to the Bylaws by submitting a petition to the ASWCC Executive Board with fifty (50) signatures of registered students to SSC 208 by 5PM on January 19, 2018. For more information on appealing, refer to Article XIII, Section 3 of the Bylaws, or contact StudentLife@whatcom.edu
The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC) aims to enhance every student's experience at Whatcom Community College by providing students a means to be represented in College decision making.
ASWCC Mission statement: To serve students by providing diverse opportunities for campus involvement, to build campus community and represent student concerns in college decision-making.
ASWCC Vision statement: ASWCC aims to achieve a dynamic campus environment in which all students are represented and have an opportunity to participate.
Current ASWCC Executive Board Members
Executive Vice President
Vice President for Clubs
Vice President for Operations
Vice President for Campus Advocacy
Vice President for Social and Educational Programming
How do you make a club?
Creating a club at Whatcom Community College is easy!
Find 6 students to form your club. Five of the students need at least a 2.0 GPA, and the club president needs at least a 2.5 GPA.
Find a professional staff member for a club advisor. Student Life may be able to help you find an advisor.
Obtain a club Registration and Approval form from here or Student Life and Development (Syre 208) and turn it in. Complete
Club Handbook Training with the ASWCC Director of Clubs. Your club now has access to funding! Begin club activities and market your club!
How is the Student Government selected?
The student government is selected through a rigorous hiring process, which includes:
-An application with an essay.
-Two letters of reference.
-A presentation/interview for a committee of students and faculty.
-A group interview with other applicants.
-A one-on one interview with the Director of Student Life and Development.
The student government terms are one year, and hiring takes place annually. Applications for the 2016-17 student government will be available in the Student Life and Development Office, Syre 208 in Spring Quarter. The deadline for the applications will be announced in spring quarter.
How is the Student Government funded?
The student government is funded through an allocation from the annual Services and Activity Fee budget. The budget allocation starts from a committee of students, then is approved by the Executive Board, the Student Senate, then the Board of Trustees. The Services and Activities fee is a fee assessed to all students, except for running start, online, and international students. The fee is $10.50 per credit for the first 10 credits. Below is a chart of the allocations for the 2016-17 S&A Budget.
Click here for a detailed breakdown of the S&A Budget.
What is the role of Student Government?
The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC), is the officially recognized student association at Whatcom Community College. The ASWCC is an independent organization separate from college governance. In addition to allocating funding for student clubs and organizations, the ASWCC provides resources and student programming. ASWCC advocates for students and represents the student body on administrative campus committees. Below are the Executive Board roles and responsibilities.
President (Executive Team):
Liaison w/College Administration
Chair for Town Hall and Executive Board Meetings
Vice President (Executive Team):
Assumes duty of President in their absence
Chair for Social Justice, Equity and Pluralism Committee
Coordinate Students Leading Change Conference
Director of Operations (Executive Team):
Chair for S&A Budget Committee
Oversee ASWCC rules & regulations
Oversee ASWCC Organizations
Director of Legislative Affairs (Executive Team):
Coordinate Campus Voter Registration Initiatives
Organize WCC participation in quarterly Leg. Academies
*WACTCSA State Representative
Director of Campus Advocacy (Executive Team):
Resolve WCC Student Constituent Concerns
Coordinate quarterly Finals Relief and tabling
Director of Administrative Affairs (Executive Team):
Coordinate quarterly reports of ASWCC activity
Coordinate meeting minutes: Senate/Executive
Manage ASWCC assets, supplies, and inventory
Director of Clubs (Executive Team):
Chair of Interclub Council
Oversee club chartering process & trainings
Coordinate Club Fairs
Please note: Full job descriptions are available in the
Office of Student Life
*WACTCSA: Washington State Community & Technical College Student Association
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